Monday, October 4, 2010

New Kitchen (someday!)

My husband and I would love to remodel our kitchen.  Lately we've been talking more seriously about it, and have been gathering ideas.  Here are a few examples of what I like:

The blueish-greenish top picture is probably my favorite, but I think it's too trendy and would get dated looking fast.  As you can see, I'm all over the place when it comes to style...modern or farmhouse...I'm more about the colors.  I'd also love some glass-fronted cabinets, but I wouldn't want all of them to have glass.

The only design Joe and I don't care for is pure white.  I don't mind cream, though.  Truth be told I could live with white cabinets and a black counter top, but again I think that's trendy and my husband really doesn't like that look. We only do a kitchen remodel every 16 years or so, so it needs to have staying power (okay...I'm making that up...we've only remodeled our kitchen once before and it was 16 years ago).  We can do some of the work ourselves and my brother-in-law is a carpenter who works for a kitchen/bathroom remodeling company, so he could offer some assistance.

If anyone knows of any blogs with great looking kitchen remodels, especially those done on a budget, please give me the links.  Thanks!!


Elizabeth said...

I would go for the forth one down. I love white kitchens with marble counters :) Look at old Martha Stewart shows, from the mid nineties, and it still look fresh and not dated. The dark ones with granite counters, are going to be the ones that look dated quicker I think. They will be "that" kitchen that will mark the decade.
Good luck :)

Melissa F said...

Thanks for your input, Elizabeth. The one you mentioned is actually my second favorite. I could handle the cream color better than white. I agree with what you say, but it seems like every remodel I see these days is white and I want something a little different.

Have a happy day!

twinkleshabbystar said...

Beautiful and inspiring kitchens! Gosh, I know what you mean about trends. You don't want to put all that work and money into it only to have it get olf after 2 years. I would look at Flickr for inspiration as well. Maybe get some good ideas. ;) Happy fall! Jenn

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I heard that stainless steel appliances and granite will soon be "out" as they are so trendy

I'd say do what you like the best! It's your kitchen and it should please you first. I like kitchen #1 only I'd have the cabinet cream colored and not turquoise. Get the Wood Mode catalog or catalogs from other kitchen cabinet manufacturers that you like, as they are always full of ideas!

Fickle Cattle said...

The picture at the top is my favorite too. I don't think it's too trendy. It looks warm and cozy.

I am Fickle Cattle.

Melissa F said...

Thanks for your nice comment, Jenn!

Melissa F said...

Good points, Pat! Nice to meet you!

Melissa F said...

Fickle Cattle, I also think the top picture is warm and cozy. Those are exactly the emotions I felt. Hmmm...maybe that is the best choice for us after all.